Category Archives: Iraq

Warmongering: Still A Form Of Privilege

I’ve addressed this issue before, but this tweet by John Aravosis really pisses me off: Serious question: Does everyone remember if they were for or against the Iraq war in 2003 AT THE TIME. I honestly don’t. — John Aravosis … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Democrats, Iraq | 8 Comments

Letting Bygones-Be-Bygones? The Iraq War Debate

After reading about and seeing clips of last night’s Democratic debate, the foreign policy segment got to me for two reasons. First, it would be nice, though it will never happen, if Democratic and Republican candidates were to admit there … Continue reading

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Warmongering: A Bizarre Form of Privilege

At some point, I’ll flesh this out more, but in looking at my Twitter feed from Saturday night’s debate, I saw several things from my Twitter feed from Clinton supporters like this: I honestly think it’s a waste of time … Continue reading

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Saturday Sermon: On Punditry and Repentance

Peter Beinart, who was a prominent Iraq War supporter, and who now realizes the errors of his ways, writes (boldface mine): I have a fantasy. It’s that every politician and pundit who goes on TV to discuss the Iran deal … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Iraq, Jewish Stuff | 1 Comment

Evidence of Just How Stupid Our Foreign Policy Establishment Is

And it’s a resilient establishment–there is a limited range of opinion, and those outside of it don’t last very long. Nearly two years ago, I wrote this about Our Excellent Syrian Intervention (boldface added): Yes, we might be sending a … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Iraq, Syria | 1 Comment

The Master of Humility Shifts the Iraq War Goalposts

Very humbly, of course. Recently, David Brooks scribbled a mea culpa about his support for the Iraq War that was heavy on the mea and very light on the culpa. While many people have taken apart Brooks‘ column, there’s one … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Iraq

Why Did Obama Even Give Robert Kagan the Time of Day?

As opposed to telling that horribly wrong warmonger to go fuck himself? From Robert Parry, who years ago broke much of the Iran-Contra story (boldface mine): Prominent neocons, including Nuland’s husband Robert Kagan, a co-founder of the Project for the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Iraq